Spaghetti-O’s and Ramen Noodles


Brooklynn Crowley

We all love the convenience of simple and easy meals and snacks that consume us in our weekly, or even daily, lives. They don’t take much time at all, unlike the other forms of sustenance all around in our media and even when simply taking a drive down town.

“I have a very tight schedule on a regular basis with school, work, and extracurriculars as it is. I don’t have much time to make a great meal for myself. Most of the time I don’t even have time to make anything.” – Kirsten Dannelly

Not only are these foods a quick fix, but they are also crazy affordable! In most every case, one serving of such foods is something as simple as one can or packet. Many are even under a dollar or two, or have a maximum price of five. These food items are also known to be quite tasty, but that flavor doesn’t always come with benefits.

“When eating Spaghetti-O’s, to fill me up for just one meal takes me 3 cans” – Christian Crowley

While all the benefits are quite clear, there are still plenty of downfalls to such commonly consumed products. Let’s take Ramen Noodles for example, they have nearly no nutritional value to them. Yet, people go through hundreds, sometimes even thousands, of packets in just one year.

“I have at least one pack of ramen a week, I know it’s not the best for me, but it doesn’t taste half bad at all and I actually enjoy it quite a bit. I also enjoy how easy it is to make, saves me a lot of time.” – Alex Heslop

Overall, there are a lot of benefits when it comes to the foods of today. With that, we must also keep in mind the downfalls to such a lifestyle.